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Iowa basketball look ahead: Mike Gesell

In the first installment of a series, I’ll take a look at each player set to fill a roster spot for the Iowa basketball team this upcoming season. Everything from strengths and weakness to areas for improvement and career progress will be examined, hopefully helping to paint a picture of what fans can reasonably expect from each Hawkeye in 2014-15. Player number one on the docket...
May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Gesell Hoping Hawks Peak

Mike Gesell said on Tuesday that he thinks he and his Iowa teammates understand it's time to put everything together with the season winding down.
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Gesell Delivers

Point guard Mike Gesell ran the show on Sunday as Iowa knocked off rival Minnesota in front of a sellout crowd at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
January 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Iowa basketball: Close game issues

The 20th ranked Iowa basketball team currently holds a 12-3 record. Unfortunately, that record could and probably should have an additional three tallies in the win column, and subsequently a zero on the loss side. There is no shame in losing three games against the current 4th, 8th, and 9th ranked teams in the country. Especially when those losses took place twice on the road (at...
January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Iowa basketball: An in-state matchup of epic proportions

Tomorrow night will mark an event that hasn’t occurred in 27 years. A match-up that has had an entire state buzzing with anticipation for weeks. A game that has gone beyond local and regional coverage and drawn the attention of the national media. On Friday December 13th at 8:30 PM central time, the Iowa basketball team will venture into the hostile confines of Hilton Coliseum...
December 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Prime Time League Draft on June 16

The Prime Time League is a summer basketball league for current/former collegiate athletes and rising stars in the state of Iowa. Prime Time Basketball is a nonprofit organization that was founded by Randy Larson. This year will be league’s 27th installment and the first event of the season will take place over the upcoming weekend in North Liberty, Iowa. The draft will be held...
June 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Hawkeyes: Gesell to Return, Jok is Crowned

Plenty o Hoops for a Tuesday morning Hawkeyes Mashup Fran McCaffery said on his Monday night radio show as well as a conference call on Monday that Mike Gesell would return to the floor for Iowa on Thursday when the Hawkeyes take on Northwestern at the Big Ten Tournament. Gesell has missed Iowa’s last four games with a stress reaction injury in his foot.  Iowa went 3-1 in those...
March 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Hawkeyes Hold Serve at Home, Drop Purdue

The Iowa Hawkeyes beat Purdue 58-48 at home on Wednesday night despite playing a man down. Before the game, it was announced that Mike Gesell would miss at least the next two weeks with a ‘Stress Reaction’ in his foot. You can read more about this family of injury at this link, but it’s certainly something to be concerned with and I would be surprised to see Gesell back this...
February 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Iowa 80, N. Iowa 73

Devyn Marble scored a season-high 30 points as Iowa beat Northern Iowa 80-73 Saturday in the inaugural Big Four Classic. Freshman Mike Gesell added a career-best 23 points for the Hawkeyes (9-2), who have won four in a row after a brief two-game skid in late November. Iowa buried a season-high nine 3-pointers in the first half alone, jumping ahead 40-32. The Panthers stayed within...
Via AP on Fox
December 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Iowa 63, W. Kentucky 55

Mike Gesell scored 19 points, including three 3-pointers, to help Iowa beat Western Kentucky 63-55 on Tuesday night in the Cancun Challenge semifinals. Melsahn Basabe added 11 points, eight of them after halftime, for the Hawkeyes, who shot 47 percent from the floor and improved to 5-0 for the first time since the 2008-09 season. Iowa, which never trailed, also moved to 18-0 over...
Via AP on Fox
November 21, 2012  |  Discuss
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